United States rallies to beat Austria 5-3 in World Championships opener

The United States opened the World Championships on Saturday by rallying to defeat Austria 5-3 before 8,202 fans at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Tim Stapleton had a goal, while Drew LeBlanc and Justin Faulk had two assists each.

The Americans trailed 2-0 in the first period and scored four goals in the second. Minnesotan Erik Johnson had two goals for the U.S. LeBlanc centered Bobby Butler and Stapleton.

The International Ice Hockey Federation has a game recap here and a summary here.

Video highlights from the IIHF are here.

The Americans next face Latvia at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Latvia opened with a 6-0 loss to Russia.The IIHF features Latvia here.

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